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Dreams

Michael Jordan And A Family Brawl

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during maybe the night, and I think that I was in my parent’s room.

At some point I noticed something crawling on the wall in the right corner of the room by the bed, and it was possibly a crawfish or lobster or some kind of other crustacean-like animal.

As I was looking at this my mom either walked into the room or was already in the room, maybe my dad and / or someone else entered the room or was in the room as well but I am not sure, and I showed her what was crawling on the wall.

Then there was a small alligator in the room and it crawled on the wall trying to get the crawfish or whatever it was, we were surprised and confused, and then I decided to maybe help the crawfish or whatever it was but I am not sure if I was able to save it in time or not (probably not).

But that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place either during the evening or the night in maybe my parent’s yard near the back gate, but I can not remember if I was in the dream or not.

The professional basketball player Michael Jordan was in the yard talking with a younger man with light-color skin, and the younger man challenged Mr. Jordan to a one-on-one basketball match.

Mr. Jordan did not think that the man was serious but the man was serious, and Mr. Jordan laughed at the man when he realized that he was serious.

Mr. Jordan accepted the man’s challenge after reminding him who he was, and then they both started their basketball match in my parent’s yard in this same area as several people watched (some of my family and I were possibly among them) and at least one person refereed and some people (maybe journalists) probably were video recording the match.

Mr. Jordan started the match by hugging the man like he was a baby, and he was treating the man like a baby and he was making the crowd laugh.

Mr. Jordan was joking around and he was calling the man son, and was acting like the man was his baby son.

This annoyed the man and he told Mr. Jordan to stop joking around and to start playing basketball, and so they finally started playing basketball.

Mr. Jordan was still joking around and smiling and doing basketball stunts as they played to entertain the crowd and to show off, he was not trying at all because he was so overconfident, but the man was serious.

The man got tired of Mr. Jordan joking around and he warned Mr. Jordan to take this seriously, and he told Mr. Jordan that he was probably joking around to hide the fact that he is not as good as he used to be at basketball and to have an excuse if he lost the match by saying that he let the man win.

Mr. Jordan denied this but he started to act like the man was partly correct and like maybe the man was close to winning, and so Mr. Jordan finally started to take the match more seriously.

They both went back and forth during their match, but I am not sure who won because that is all that I can remember of this dream.

After waking up and maybe in the dream itself I felt that this dream seemed to have a theme / message about old age and past fame et cetera, and coming to terms with changes that happen as you age and dealing with those things.

Dream 3

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during the evening or night, and some of my family (my parent’s and one or more of my brothers and maybe even my nephew CC) and I had arrived by automobile to a slightly fictional version of the parking lot between where the Gift / Flower Shop and the ID Health Mart should be.

We seemed to be there to help my dad with a job (maybe to fix or clean something) inside where the Gift / Flower Shop should be, it was closed obviously, but I assumed that they had given my dad a key.

As we were probably getting some equipment out of the automobile before going into the building, my dad realized that he did not have the key in his pocket, and so we started looking around for the key.

At some point a somewhat overweight young woman with light-color skin with long medium-length or short long-length gelled or wet maybe yellow hair that was partly dyed in an unnatural color arrived in a car, and she got out and she walked over to greet us and she knew us and my parent’s knew her but I could not remember her.

The young woman either worked at the building or was a family member of someone who worked there so she had a key, and she was there to maybe pick up something that she accidentally left inside the building so she offered to let us inside.

The woman got whatever she came for and then she had a brief conversation with us, she asked me something that I can not remember exactly, maybe she asked me if I knew her name and if I remembered her but I did not so she probably told me her name but I could not hear what she said exactly.

She knew my name and she knew me and she alleged that we met before and that I will probably remember her later, but I still did not and shortly after that she said goodbye and she left in her car.

As my family and I were about to enter the building the dream changed or jumped to another dream scene suddenly, my family and I were not in the dream anymore or we were not in this dream scene, and the dream or this dream scene was possibly inside the building but it looked like a house inside.

There was a family (ages ranging from infant – senior citizen) with mostly light-color skin having a family gathering, it was like a family reunion, and they were talking and were about to maybe have a toast or something standing around an island table in the kitchen but some of them were still in the living room.

A boy with light-color skin with short black hair stood up angrily and he went on a rant about being tired of the family pretending that everything was okay even though there were secrets and rivalries and conflicts and anger and hate and more between family members.

The boy was very angry and he was yelling and moving around as he ranted, he gave examples of some of the things that he was talking about, and one was about one of his uncles and young and older sitters (babysitters I assume) where he implied that his uncle was having affairs with some of these babysitters.

The boy gave other examples but I can not remember them, some of the family told him to calm down, but the boy would not and he became increasingly angry as he ranted.

The boy was trying to get his family to admit it and be honest to themselves and to each other, and he wanted everything brought out into the open so that they could work on these problems as a family I assume; but the family seemed content with keeping this all hidden and pretending that things are okay.

The boy realized this and he was so angry about this that he suddenly punched his grandfather in the face twice with a jab and a straight punch as they stood over the island table in the kitchen which had chips and other foods and drinks on them, and his family jumped in to try to stop him.

The boy punched his grandfather so hard that his head jerked back, and then a pile of his family members tried to grab him and get him under control but he kept resisting.

Some of the family members started to try to help the boy maybe, and a brawl broke out between the entire family who were old enough to fight.

All of the hidden anger and hate and secrets et cetera came out, and it was total chaos as they fought.

There was grappling, pushing, striking, food throwing, drink throwing, people throwing other objects, people stabbing each other with plastic utensils that were too soft to pierce the skin, and more.

But I woke up as they continued to fight.

I felt that the brawl was probably going to turn into a positive thing where they realize the ridiculousness of the situation, that the boy was correct (not the punching his grandfather part), that this brawl would help them release the hidden tension and bring it out in the open, and that they would stop and smile and laugh and joke and talk about this and their hidden unresolved issues.

This dream seemed to have a theme / message as well, and that message was probably hidden in some of the things that the boy said.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

YouTube Is Going To Discontinue YouTube Fan Funding

Today, the Official YouTube Blog had a post called Can We Chat? Hello Super Chat!, and at the end of their post they announced that they will be discontinuing YouTube Fan Funding:

As we welcome a new tool for fans and creators, we bid farewell to an old one: Fan Funding.

We launched Fan Funding in 2014 to let viewers make voluntary payments to support creators directly.

While we were really excited about Fan Funding, it never achieved widespread usage outside of live streams, where we saw the majority of revenue.

Fan Funding will stop accepting new sign-ups today, but can continue to be used on enabled channels until February 28, when it will be discontinued.

What is YouTube doing, and what are they thinking?

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Dreams

Malcolm X Peacefully Protesting?

Source: Wikimedia Commons

*Jibber Jabber Alert*

I am not sure if this is one dream or two dreams so I will type them as separate dreams, the first part of the dream was probably inspired by me contacting T-Mobile late last night by web chat to ask them if T-Mobile is going to ever release the Lumia Denim update (I got no answer, but supposedly they will contact someone about contacting Nokia about the update) that came out back in November 2014 for their Nokia Lumia 635 phones (and other phones) running Windows Phone 8.1, because every other carrier except T-Mobile has released this update according to Microsoft’s own page which shows every carrier with the update except for T-Mobile who is still stuck on the Lumia Cyan update:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/product/lumia635/softwareupdate/

T-Mobile has done a terrible job when it comes to phones running the Windows Phone operating system, they seem to be trying to help destroy it or something like that by doing things like: not releasing updates, not keeping them in stock, not advertising them, not selling the newer models (they even stopped selling the Nokia Lumia 640 shortly after it came out even though it was a good phone for the price and it was doing good in ratings), actively trying to get customers to not buy phones running the Windows Phone operating system (this happened to my family and I, and to many other people visiting their stores; just look around online and you will see that other people have had this problem as well), and et cetera.

It almost seems like a conspiracy to destroy the Windows Phone operating system, maybe they are getting paid by some rivals of the Windows Phone operating system to behave this way to help decrease competition(?) and/or there is a bad grudge between some of the leadership of T-Mobile and Nokia/Microsoft and/or they just do not think that the Windows Phone operating system is worth supporting and/or something like that, and this is unnecessary because the Windows Phone operating system was already doing poorly against its competition; and so there is no need for companies like T-Mobile to make it worse by behaving this way, and hurting their own users and the competition between mobile phone operating systems.

Many other people and I are still left without answers, without updates, and without access to the newer phones with the Windows Phone operating system; and without the Lumia Denim update we will not be able to update to Windows 10 Mobile for our phones when it is released, and we are currently left without some of the improvements that came with the Lumia Denim update a year ago so we are left with less functional phones because of T-Mobile’s behavior.

I actually wanted to go with a phone with Google’s Android operating system and I still want to (because most apps are made for it and some of the apps that I want are not available on Windows Phone, it is more popular, and it probably is better overall) but most of the phones that I had to choose from in the budget price range had outdated versions of Android and will not get updates to the newer versions, they were lower quality, they had worse hardware, they had worse reviews, and they were not as durable or reliable as what Nokia/Microsoft was offering in that price range with their phones with the Windows Phone operating system so a Nokia/Microsoft phone with the Windows Phone operating system were our best option for the price; and so I am not a Windows Phone/Nokia/Microsoft fan and I am just someone who picked what was best overall for my family and I for the budget price range (under $100), and I think that this behavior from T-Mobile is wrong and I at least want T-Mobile to release the Lumia Denim update and then the Windows 10 Mobile update when it is available et cetera.

-End of rant 😀

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream is that it probably started during the day inside my parents’ house with me trying to contact T-Mobile again to find out if they are going to ever answer our question about whether they will ever release the Lumia Denim update for our Nokia Lumia 635 phones like every other carrier has, I can not remember what happened, but I do remember talking with my parents about the situation; and then I went outside to jog in the yard.

As I was jogging I saw a male police officer with whitish colored skin with short yellowish colored hair wearing glasses who I recognized from either real life and/or a dream, he was walking on the street looking at houses and writing something on a notebook/clipboard/paper and he seemed very focused on this task, and it seemed that he was collecting data like he was updating records for a census or a police database to maybe see which houses were abandoned or not and other information like that (the layout of streets, yards, number of vehicles and types at each house, who lived at each house, et cetera).

At first I thought that the police were looking for someone who used to live in the abandoned mobile home next to The B House but then I quickly realized that I was wrong, I greeted the police officer as I jogged and he greeted me back, but he continued focusing intently on his work without asking me anything or saying anything else to my surprise; and I thought that was strange, and I wondered what he was doing.

I probably told my parents about this when I finished jogging, but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that it took place during the day and I was still at my parents’ house, the dream involved a man who reminded me of Malcolm X in how he looked and dressed and acted or maybe it was Malcolm X, and oddly part of the dream world seemed to be in the time period from when Malcolm X was still alive based on what people were wearing and their hairstyles and the automobile designs in the dream.

He was trying to get the city/local government to allow them to do something/makes some changes/et cetera that I can not remember but the city/local government refused, and so he and some other people who mostly had brownish colored skin started peacefully protesting (marching, singing, et cetera); and at some point the city allowed them to do one of the things that they had requested after their protesting put enough pressure on the city and the city hoped that this would make them stop protesting, and they started doing whatever it was outside in the field by my parents’ yard.

While doing this they also continued their peaceful protesting trying to get the city to allow them to do whatever else was on their list of things that they were protesting about, I would watch from the window inside my parents house, and groups of people with whitish colored skin with racist beliefs would drive in old style cars from that time period while wearing old style clothing with old style hair styles from that time period around the protesters angrily yelling and spitting and threatening et cetera them.

The racist groups of people became more aggressive as the protesters refused to stop their peaceful protest and work, and it started to seem like the racist groups of people would become violent soon and attack the protesters, and the city/police were not trying to do anything about it because they wanted the protesters to stop protesting and working on whatever it is that they were working on too; but woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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Dreams

CW And The Graduates And Future Graduates

I remember part of my last dream from last night, which took place in an unknown place during the day, and I was in a building that had an open area on the left side of the building & a few classrooms on the right side of the building; and I was there with some high school graduates from a year before, some high school graduates from today, and my former high school class who were to be graduating in another year.

So basically I was back in high school again I guess, except that we were not in D or at The D High School, and I guess that I/we were also younger again; but I think that I had some of my old memories/feelings still, so I probably felt/knew that I had already graduated from high school years ago.